Women Smiles Uganda is a social enterprise working at the intersection of agricultural sustainability and women’s empowerment. At women Smiles Uganda, they put their communities at the heart of every project we implement, and respect each and every individual in our community, welcome all and open to honest discussions which help us incorporate community ideas and perspectives when making informed decisions for the organization.
Through the organization, they set up eco-friendly community demonstration gardens to promote and train communities in sustainable framing practices and bring together women from our community to work as a group. By working together, they gain more confidence, develop support networks and they help each other overcome their situations of poverty with new skills and knowledge gained in appropriate sustainable urban farming technologies.
They believe that self-sustainability through skills training and income generation activities is key to breaking the cycles of poverty and through community gardening a change for sustainability is achieved at the household level.
About the representative
Lilian Nakigozi is an award winning young leader with extensive experience in sustainable development, market research and Agripreneurship. Currently, she is the Founder and CEO OF women Smiles Uganda who combines passion, innovation and entrepreneurship to make a world a better place for the young people and women. Lilian holds a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration from Makerere University. She is a 2022 Obama Foundation Scholar at Columbia University in New York City, she was also a member of the 2019 class of Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Program and is a graduate of President Obama’ Young African Leadership Initiative.